Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
31 Aug 1919
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
The death while serving in Russia of Pte George Alfred Fensome, 65103, 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, on August 31st, 1919, was described by the War Office in a letter to his parents in Luton as “accidental” - without giving further details beyond notice of his death.
George and Maria Fensome, of 14 Brache Street, had last received a letter from their son on August 9th stating that he would be home early in September with troops who in fact landed at Leith in Scotland from Archangel on September 9th.
In the Beds & Herts Tuesday Telegraph of September 16th, 1919, Mr and Mrs Fensome appealed for more information about what happened to their son. Pte Fensome was reported to have originally belonged to the 6th Yorkshires and later transferred to the 13th Battalion.
Prior to joining up he was employed by the Luton Gas Co as a fitter's assistant. At the time of the 1911 Census he was a schoolboy living at 14 Brache Street with his parents and four sisters.